The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Friday that no walk-in vaccinations would be allowed in Metro Manila throughout the duration of its enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya made the statement during a Laging Handa briefing on Friday, the first day of the Metro Manila ECQ.

“Ang mga (local government units) po ay mahigpit nang magpapatupad na hindi pupuwede ang walk-in sa panahon po ng lockdown para nga po hindi na magkaroon ng dagsaan ng mga tao, at baka ito ay maging super spreader event pa,” Malaya said.

Malaya said only individuals scheduled for vaccination and those with QR codes would be allowed to get inoculated.

On Thursday, the day before the Metro Manila ECQ, photos and videos of Filipinos flocking to vaccination centers made the rounds on social media, prompting some vaccination centers to shut down to prevent social distancing violations.

Palace spokesman Harry Roque warned on Thursday that local chief executives who fail to implement public health and safety measures in vaccination sites could be liable for dereliction of duty.

Metro Manila is under ECQ until Aug. 20. John Ezekiel J. Hirro